La ecografía en el diagnóstico de la hiperuricemia asintomática y la gota

Translated title of the contribution: Ultrasound in the diagnosis of asymptomatic hyperuricaemia and gout

J. García Puig, L. Beltrán, C. Mejía Chew, R. Torres, D. Tebar Márquez, A. Pose Reino

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The increase in serum urate concentrations (hyperuricaemia, ≥7.0 mg/dL) creates crystals, which promote inflammation and joint lesions. Ultrasonography can reveal these urate deposits. The presence of crystals suggests that a patient with hyperuricaemia is actually experiencing asymptomatic gout, and that a patient with gout without subcutaneous tophi could experience tophaceous gout. The information offered by ultrasound (double contour sign and hyperechoic concretions mimicking clouds) enables a more specific classification of hyperuricaemia and gout. Additionally, this information can lead to relevant changes in terms of the diagnosis and therapeutic approach for patients with hyperuricaemia and gout.

Translated title of the contributionUltrasound in the diagnosis of asymptomatic hyperuricaemia and gout
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Clinica Espanola
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • Double contour sign
  • Gout
  • Hyperuricaemia
  • Tophi


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